Former Georgia Tech running back Roddy Jones joined sports media just three years ago. But this week, he accepted a job to join ESPN as a college football sideline reporter.
Pumped to be given the opportunity to continue covering CFB and make the move to ESPN! https://t.co/5ObmcquD5Y
— Roddy Jones (@RoddyJones20) August 1, 2017
ESPN announced the hire on Tuesday according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Jones will be assigned to work with play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and analyst Ahmad Brooks. Their team will be assigned a Saturday game each week on ABC or ESPN.
Jones began his broadcasting career as a radio analyst for Georgia Tech in 2014. The following year, he worked for the ACC Network as a sideline reporter and held that role each of the last two seasons.
From 2008-11, Jones was a four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets, rushing for 1,846 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 243 carries. He averaged 7.6 yards per attempt and also scored 5 receiving touchdowns in his career.
In his first season with Georgia Tech, Jones gained 214 rushing yards and scored twice in an upset against Georgia. He also served as captain as a senior in 2011.